1998 Inductee

In 1958 Weinstein became news director of WKBW Radio’s “Pulse Beat News” and developed the concept of “rock ‘n’ roll radio news” – fast-paced, sometimes bombastic delivery; tabloid emphasis on the police blotter. In 1964 Irv took over as news director an d lead anchor for TV’s “Eyewitness News.” Seated at the Channel 7 news desk with Tom Jolls and Rick Azar, Weinstein made up the longest running anchor team in the history of television (24 years – begining in 1965.) On December 31, 1998, Weinstein retired from Channel 7, leaving Buffalo airwaves as the most popular TV personality in the history of Western New York.

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